After getting laid off from my job and being antsy to get out of Los Angeles and see some nature, I took a four hour solo road trip to these hills with the intention to photograph them and then head home. They’re used as a backdrop in just about every western movie you’ve ever seen. After shooting until sunset, I ended up getting drunk at a local saloon in the nearby desert town of Lone Pine, sleeping in my car in a hotel parking lot, waking up at 5AM to photograph the sunrise, and then took an exhausting hike part of the way up Mount Whitney (tallest mountain in the lower 48) to see some astonishing views. The world is out there for you to adventure, you just have to go see it.

Alabama Hills, CA. June 2014.

(See more from this trip on my Instagram)

The poppies were plentiful this spring, prompting seas of orange.

Antelope Valley, CA. April 2014.

My friends Kara and Emily visited me at the beach for the day, and before we knew it we were having an impromptu photo shoot in the woods.

Long Beach Island, NJ. July 2014.

Mesquite Sand Dunes at Sunset

Death Valley, CA, April 2014

Bixby Canyon Bridge

Big Sur, CA, March 2014

These are photographs from my first roll of black and white film since high school (yes, circa 2008, eek). I can’t believe it’s been that long since I’ve finished a whole roll! I love shooting in black and white because it forces you to think in ways you normally wouldn’t if shooting color. These are in no way related to each other, but I figured I’d share them as a group.

1. El Matador Beach, California
2. Angeles National Forest, California
3. Georgetown, Colorado
4. McWay Falls near Big Sur, California
5. Los Angeles, California

Second batch of photographs that didn’t make the first cut from my day trip to the desert with Ian Flanigan.

Death Valley, CA, April 2014

Doing hoodrat shit in the desert with Ian Flanigan.

Death Valley, CA, April 2014

  • So I went to Death Valley National Park on a photo adventure yesterday with my buddy Ian (who’s a great photographer, follow him here). Here’s another panorama from my phone, with more photographs from my “real” cameras to come. Can’t wait to get my film back!
California, you sure are pretty.

    So I went to Death Valley National Park on a photo adventure yesterday with my buddy Ian (who’s a great photographer, follow him here). Here’s another panorama from my phone, with more photographs from my “real” cameras to come. Can’t wait to get my film back!

    California, you sure are pretty.

  • So, I went on a road trip this weekend to Big Sur on California’s Central Coast. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the places I spent time in. This is Bixby Canyon Bridge for any of you fellow Death Cab For Cutie fans out there. I’ve been badly wanting to buy a Hasselblad XPan to take panoramas with on film, but my iPhone will have to do for now!

    So, I went on a road trip this weekend to Big Sur on California’s Central Coast. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the places I spent time in. This is Bixby Canyon Bridge for any of you fellow Death Cab For Cutie fans out there. I’ve been badly wanting to buy a Hasselblad XPan to take panoramas with on film, but my iPhone will have to do for now!

  • Vasquez Rocks

    Santa Clarita, CA, August 2013

    "Art Should Imitate, Exaggerate, And Or Deform Reality"

    I went to LACMA yesterday and this exhibit was easily one of my favorites. From a distance, I thought this shack was made of glass. Turns out it was constructed entirely of 35mm film from one movie called Lions Love. The director of the film, Agnes Varda, felt the film was a failure due to poor box office sales, so she decided to make something of it with this. Amazing. I took these all on my iPhone so forgive any poor quality.

    Big Tujunga Dam

    Angeles National Forest, CA, 2013

    Tiny Forests

    Bellingham, WA, 2013

    Spent my birthday shooting film alone at El Matador Beach.

    Malibu, CA, 2014